Commercial safety gear requirments for BFT fishery

Discussion in 'Sportfishing Regulations and Legislation' started by Billyclub, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Billyclub

    Billyclub Junior member

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    Can anyone point me in the right direction for information regarding vessel and personal safety gear required for commercial fishing
     
  2. MHD Tuna

    MHD Tuna New Member

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    I believe it varies by state but when I was a mate on a boat out of mass the boat was required to have a commercial license as well as a survival suit for every man aboard, an offshore life raft and an epirb.
     

  3. DenisB

    DenisB Senior Member

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    the vessel has to meet survey engineering standards ( higher than typical recreational fishing vessels)
    safety equipment requirements are also higher than for recreational vessels
    Manning requirements vary with the vessel size, engine power & area of operations ( Skipper , engineer & deck crew ).
    Requirements vary between State & federal jurisdictions & depends on the fishery you are interested in engaging in.

    contact your local commercial fisheries administration & talk to them regarding contacts for maritime requirements for the fishery of interest.
     
  4. MissSara

    MissSara Member

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